High Tech UTC Sheffield Opens It Doors To Visitors This Week
16th March 2016
Pictured: An open evening is being held for courses starting this September at UTC Sheffield including at the new Olympic Legacy Park campus.
Parents and teenagers are invited to find out more about Sheffield's second University Technical College (UTC) at an event this week. An open evening is taking place at UTC Sheffield City Centre campus, Matilda Street, on Wednesday March 16th from 5pm to 7pm. The event will profile courses for 14 to 19-year-olds in four technical specialisms: advanced engineering and manufacturing, creative and digital as well as new study options in healthcare and sports sciences, and computing. UTC Sheffield City Centre campus has just been graded as good by the education watchdog Ofsted this month. The UTC was praised for establishing a business-like culture and technical curriculum closely aligned to the needs of employers and universities. Nick Crew, Executive Principal, UTC Sheffield, said: -Our students develop high level technical skills and really enjoy the hands-on learning that comes from working with employers on industry projects. He added: -This provides our students with great career prospects in sectors that need more talent coming through to grow. We want to invite parents and young people to find out more about our second UTC opening later this year. The second UTC is due to open in September 2016. UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus will specialise in healthcare and sports sciences, and computing, and is led by Principal Sarah Clark who has just started in post. Guests will find out how to apply for a place starting this September, meet staff and get information on courses, careers and university. To find out more, visit http://www.utcsheffield.org.uk/events/ or call 0114 2603970. UTCs are state funded specialist technical schools for 14 to 19-year-olds. Students complete a technical qualification as well as GCSEs and A Levels, and can join the UTC at the age of 14 in Year 10 or 16 in Year 12. Employers are heavily involved in the curriculum providing mentoring, course projects and work experience, training the next generation of Britain's creatives, scientists, engineers and technicians. The Sheffield College is the lead sponsor of both of the city's UTCs. Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry are co sponsors. The catchment area for both UTCs is Sheffield City Region, which includes South Yorkshire and parts of North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. UTC Sheffield City Centre campus opened in September 2013 on Matilda Street and specialises in advanced engineering and manufacturing, and creative and digital. The first UTC in Yorkshire, it is supported by more than 40 employers. Last year, 100% of leavers progressed on to employment or further study. UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus is opening in September 2016. Construction is underway on the £10 million new facility, based on the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP). The OLP comprises a multi-million pound investment in cutting edge facilities for healthcare technologies, sports and sports science. Visit http://www.olympiclegacypark.co.uk Employers supporting UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus include the Sheffield Eagles, Sheffield Sharks, Sheffield International Venues, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of Sheffield, Goldfish Systems, Yoomee, Mundojumbo, The Better With Data Society, Home Office, Team Active, BirchenhallHowden Ltd, Scrapbook Development and Sero Consulting.